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Jane represents all postgrad students on the issues and policies that affect them. Jane will be continuing to work towards building a postgraduate community at Cardiff University.

About Me

Welcome! My name is Jane. I am the Students’ Union Vice President for Postgraduate Students. The main crux of my job is to represent Postgraduate Students across all the campuses at Cardiff University; from Postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas, Taught & Research master’s degrees, and PhDs. As Sabbatical officers, we are the channel between you and University. The Student Union is for you and was made to represent you on any issue and policy. To put it simpler, we are here to lead and learn from you.

I grew up in the South-East of Nigeria; in a city built on a hill, popularly known as Coal City. I went to Holy Child Nursery School and Saint Paul’s Primary School for the first part of my education. After which, I was bundled into a boarding school (Holy Rosary College, Enugu), where I spent the first three years of my teenage years trying to beg my way out rather than staying in – I loved school and the learning process that comes with it. I just never thought I could enjoy it behind a closed gate. Well, moving on, I did my undergraduate study at Godfrey Okoye University, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in public health, under the Faculty of Medicine at Cardiff University.

Over the years, I have worked with teams driving change and growth. My drive for experiencing life in its fullest (coming through a place and allowing the diversity that exists all around you, to pass through you) has been nothing, but from a need to know more beyond the boundaries of all I pride myself to know. I love altruistic people; people who are self motivated, self driven, constructively honest with feedbacks, and keen on positive changes.

Outside the office, I am committed to education through everyday events, human interactions, stories and shared experiences. I am fluent in the Igbo Language (and speak English and a little French), and I am always looking for opportunities to master the British Sign Language over tea or coffee – I buy, you teach. I like to think I can draw, paint, and dance. I live for the spiritual and social life and would probably recruit you for a bible study or a dance class. Spend a day with me and I will make you realize how interesting you are.

My priorities for this year include:

  • Improve Prospective and Postgraduate Students’ Campus Tour Experience.
  • Ensure Programmes adjust for postgraduate Students, based on Health or Wellbeing needs.
  • Create collaborative virtual meetings with PGT and PGR students from other Universities.
  • Improved Online Resources added to the University Library to facilitate quality research and academic writings.
  • Improved Online Resources added to the University Library to facilitate quality research and academic writings.
  • Improve and build a more vibrant postgraduate and mature students Community.

In times like this and in an era where we are more likely to succeed than ever before, it is no longer a eureka that no one is too small or too big to start a change or inspire a movement or sustain a change. So, if you have ideas and want to get involved in deciding how best the School and Union can serve you, send me an email.

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